Services for Pastor Jim

posted Jul 7, 2019, 12:58 PM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jul 7, 2019, 1:20 PM ]

Visitation on Saturday, July 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Middleport United Methodist Church, 
9 Park Ave. Middleport NY 14105, where his Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m

Batavia Muckdogs Baseball and Picnic

posted Jul 3, 2019, 9:15 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jul 7, 2019, 4:43 PM ]

Bowmansville/Asbury UMC and Kairos Prison Ministry of WNY

There’s no better way to experience America’s Friendliest Little Ballpark with family, friends and colleagues than with a picnic at Dwyer Stadium Baseball Park in Batavia NY on July 20, 2019

A delicious all-you-can-eat buffet & Muckdogs Single A Pro-Baseball!

Buffet service begins at 6:30 pm when the Dwyer Stadium gates open and lasts for 90 minutes. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet - $24.00 per person (includes game ticket):  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Italian Sausage, potato salad and broccoli salad, fresh fruit, assorted chips, iced tea, lemonade and fresh berry shortcakes.


Contact Pastor Jim Brown 716-807-5051 OR Pastor Cheryl Brown 716-228-0232

Beer and Soda and other snacks may be purchased separately.

7/7/19:  This event may be cancelled.  Await further information.

Reminder - Church Conference

posted Jun 19, 2019, 4:43 AM by Bowmansville UMC

A Church Conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 20 at BUMC at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on the church officially demolishing the parsonage.  The parsonage was extremely damaged this winter when a water pipe broke in the ceiling over the kitchen area.  Additionally, the parsonage cannot meet the current guidelines required per the UMC Book of Discipline.  Elder Rev. John Loeser will be officiating.  

Clothing Donations

posted Apr 18, 2019, 2:50 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Pastor Jim is requesting donations of clothing (men’s & women’s) for Niagara Gospel Mission. He will make deliveries.

National Day of Prayer

posted Apr 18, 2019, 2:37 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Thursday, May 2, is The National Day of Prayer, observed in the USA since 1952. You and your congregation are invited and encouraged to attend this event. On May 2, we will gather together to pray for our nation, state and community. Please join us: Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. in front of the Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Avenue; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church.

Bible Study and Prayer Group at BUMC

posted Mar 31, 2019, 2:36 PM by Bowmansville UMC

DS Carlos will also start a spiritual formation group that meets on certain Thursday mornings from 10am-Noon at Bowmansville UMC (5344 Genesee St., Bowmansville).
This group is for anyone (clergy or lay) who wants to have a deeper relationship with Christ through consistent Bible study and prayer. This group will help you develop a system that works for you. It will also provide support and encouragement between the participants. Start at any time and come as you are able. The dates are listed below.

April 4, 11, 18         
May 16, 23              
June 13, 20
No July dates:
August 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12 

Easter Week Services

posted Mar 31, 2019, 2:19 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Palm Sunday - April 14, 9:00 a.m. service

Maundy Thursday - April 18, 6:30 p.m. service

Easter Sunday
     Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m.
     Continental Breakfast at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Please advise Ann Sikora if you plan to attend)
     Church service at 9:00 a.m.

2019 Ecumenical Lenten Worship Series

posted Feb 26, 2019, 2:01 PM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 7:17 AM ]

Service are on Wednesdays at noon followed by a light lunch.
ALL are welcome!

Date                           Location                                Speaker                                          Topic
March 13     Faith United Methodist Church          Bishop John Mack          God's Will and My                                                                                                                                   Inadequacy
March 20     St. Mary's                                            Rev. Kelly Negus            God's Will and My 
March 27     Lancaster Presbyterian                       Rev. Stephen Mannion  God's Will and My 
April 3          Blessed Mother Teresa                       Ptr. James Brown           God's Will and My                                                                                                                                   Worldview
April 10        Holy Mother of the Rosary                  Fr. Paul Steller               God's Will and My                                                                                                                                   Response

Offerings of money and non-perishable food items are gratefully received.  Our food pantries are always in need of canned soup, tuna fish, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, peanut butter and paper products.

Check can be made payable to "Lancaster-Depew Ministerium"....memo line:  "food pantries".

Thank you for supporting Trinity Pantry in Lancaster and Tri-County Pantry in Depew with your gifts.

A free-will offering will be taken at the table to help churches defray luncheon expenses.

Ash Wednesday

posted Feb 23, 2019, 11:51 AM by Bowmansville UMC

Service at BUMC at 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2019.  Walk-in ashes available from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Regional Gatherings following the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO 2/23 - 2/26/19.

posted Feb 23, 2019, 10:55 AM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Apr 18, 2019, 3:26 PM ]

Laity and clergy are invited to attend one of the gatherings to be held around the conference. The closest to our Niagara Frontier district is on Sunday, March 17 from 4-6 pm at Clarence UMC or Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Olean Christ UMC.  Pastors are expected to attend a session at Rochester Asbury UMC on Sat., March 9 from 10 - 12:30. Bishop Webb said, “The purpose of these gatherings is for us to gather together after the Special Session of General Conference to worship together, pray together, understand the decisions or actions of the Special Session, and remember our individual and collective call to ministry and mission in the name of Jesus Christ.” 
Update 3/7/19:
  Due to various concerns, the separate gatherings scheduled after the Special Session of the Annual Conference has replaced the clergy gathering and the six regional gatherings to one event to be held remotely in all 12 districts on March 17 from 4 - 6 p.m.  Location for the Niagara Frontier District is Clarence UMC.

Update 4/15/19:  Bishop Webb to Host Regional Gatherings–Upper New York Area 
Resident Bishop Mark J.Webb has announced regional gatherings that he will be hosting throughout the Upper New York Conference in April and May. These regional gatherings will primarily focus on unpacking the Judicial Council's decision regarding the constitutionality of the petitions that made up the Traditional Plan affirmed by the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of The General Conference. It will also be a time to help attendees to understand what becomes part of The Book of Discipline on January 1, 2020 and what does not. 
These times will include an opportunity for questions and conversation about what God might be doing in and through The United Methodist Church in the future. There will be a brief time of worship at each gathering as well.

Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30pm, he will be at Clarence UMC.

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